Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2021 Heckler 8 CC R

  • $10,349.99


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Even more to heckle

The Heckler is about expanding your own trail map - accessing previously unreachable trails, unlocking less-used trails, and doing so independently. The full carbon frame and interchangeable 504wh battery keep the weight down compared to bikes with larger batteries but it's fast and easy to put in a fresh battery for even bigger, longer days.

Our bikes have always been about amplifying fun. Trailblazers like Greg Williams, Ash Smith, and Danny MacAskill weren’t asking for a dumbed-down ride up. Or down. They wanted something to push their riding to new levels and held maneuverability sacrosanct as the new tech was introduced.

27.5-inch wheels are lighter and easier to move around. The mixed-wheel option gives riders the confidence of a 29-inch wheel up front for traction and roll-over when you're caught off guard by technical features. But retaining the 27.5 rear wheel allowed us to keep the moderate chainstay length of the Heckler (445mm), which provides a snappy and easy-to-handle bike on tight, demanding trails. We did this without compromising on the standard Heckler’s geometry, so the bike’s character is still very lithe and accurate.

The new Shimano EP8 motor is lighter than the previous unit (380g), has more power (85nm versus 75nm), smaller volume (-10%) for greater ground clearance, less drag (50%), more heat resistant, and tuned to give more power in Trail mode. All this means it's even more capable of tackling longer, tougher rides.

And like every Santa Cruz bike, the Heckler is built for the rigors of true mountain biking. Shimano electronics were chosen for their refinement and reliability, while quality pivot hardware, easily replaceable radial bearings and no-nonsense internal cabling were considered with a mechanic's sanity in mind!

The Heckler’s boundaries aren’t defined by distance, laps, or time. The boundaries in our head that say, “Don’t bother”, “Turn back”, “Impossible.” Smashing these boundaries is what got us hooked on riding in the first place. Heckler’s not about taking things easy, it’s about making things possible.

Fork                  

RockShox Yari RC 160mm 27.5"

Shock               

RockShox Super Deluxe Select

Rear Derailleur 

SRAM NX Eagle 12spd

Shifters             

SRAM NX Eagle Single Click, 12spd

Crankset           

Shimano E8000 Crank Arms 165mm

Cassette            

SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain                

SRAM NX Eagle                                                                                 

Brakes              

SRAM Guide RE                                                                                 

Brake Rotors    

Avid Centerline 200mm

Headset            

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Bars                  

E13 TRS Base                                                                                     

Stem                 

e.13 Base                                                                                           

Grips                 

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub        

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Rear Hub          

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Rims                 

WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 27.5"

Chainguide       

E13 E-Spec+ AL                                                                                 

Battery             

Shimano 504Wh Integrated

Drive Unit        

Shimano Drive Unit DU-E7000

Display             

Shimano Display Unit SC-E7000

Remote            

Shimano E7000 Mode Switch

Charger            

Shimano Battery Charger

Spokes              

Sapim Race                                                                                       

Front Tire         

Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5x2.6 EXO+ TR

Rear Tire          

Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5x2.6 EXO+ TR

Tubes               

Stans Sealant 2oz                                                                              

Seat Post          

SDG Tellis                                                                                          

Saddle              

WTB Silverado Race Saddle